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It first scared the #&$* out of me, because I always thought that Mediabot needs to check pages first before G knows which ads to serve. To 'view' pages on my local server, Mediabot would have to pass three firewalls: in modem, router and PC. And those firewalls have a clear purpose: to keep the outside world outside of my PC.
So I checked the access log: no hits from Mediabot.
Now I'm wondering: how does G know which ads to serve? They can't simply use my AdSense ID, as I use it on sites with very different subjects. Do they go by filename? Combine it with my IP and conclude "hey that must him working on his site, let's send him the usual ads"?
Anyone else ever seen this?
The ads I see are real ads - however they pay like PSAs ;)